Types of Aid
Claremont McKenna College is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need of all admitted students, including U.S. citizens or permanent residents, DACA or undocumented students, and international students. The four primary forms of financial aid are grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.
Grants are a type of financial aid award often based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. CMC has three pools of grants: federal, state, and institutional. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive federal grants, and full-time to receive institutional grants. Please note that international students are only eligible for institutional grants.